Conscious (Guy Sebastian album)

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Conscious
Conscious by Guy Sebastian album.jpg
Studio album by Guy Sebastian
Released 3 November 2017
Recorded 2016–2017
Genre
Length 44:15
Label Sony Music Australia
Guy Sebastian chronology
Part 1
(2016)
Conscious
(2017)
Singles from Conscious
  1. "High On Me"
    Released: 1 September 2017
  2. "Bloodstone"
    Released: 20 October 2017

Conscious is the eighth studio album from Australian singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian. It was released on 3 November 2017.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Renowned for Sound3.5/5 stars[1]
auspOp4/5 stars[2]
Star and Express7/10 stars[3]

Hayden Benfield from Renowned for Sound praised "the funky guitars and R&B beats" of "High on Me" before saying "With Conscious, Sebastian has sought to move away from his tendency to do take after take in search of the perfect vocal delivery, instead seeking to make it feel “a bit more real”" adding "For an artist who has grown so steadily through his career, Conscious neither represents stagnation or a backward step for Sebastian, but nor does it represent progress.[1] David from auspOp was complimentary saying it's "one of his best efforts in a long time, the album is a showcase of quality Australian music" praising "Set in Stone", "Vesuvius", "Chasing Lights" and "Sober" adding "Where Guy continues to shine though is on the big mid-tempo numbers."[2] Leigh Sanders from Star and Express said "[Sebastian's] vocals ... are switching constantly. From deep and booming verses to some pretty high-octave choruses Guy shows that he's not afraid to attack a song from different angles." adding "It's solid if not spectacular." [3]

Singles[edit]

"High On Me" was released as the album's lead single on 1 September 2017 and peaked at number 73 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

"Bloodstone" was released as the album's second single on 20 October 2017.[4] It peaked at number 59 on the ARIA Singles Chart, gaining a Gold certification in 2018.[5]

Promotional singles[edit]

"Keep Me Coming Back" was released as the first promotional single on 29 September 2017, followed by "Vesuvius" on 6 October 2017, and "Exclusive" on 13 October 2017. "Stay in Bed" was released on 27 October 2017 as the fourth and final promotional single.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."High On Me"3:17
2."Bloodstone"
  • Sebastian
  • Thief
  • Liam Quinn
 3:24
3."Set in Stone"
  • M-Phazes
  • Crichton
3:41
4."Vesuvius"
  • Sebastian
  • Sam Sakr
  • Trey Campbell
  • Sakr
4:17
5."Sober"
  • Sebastian
 3:58
6."Drink Driving"
  • Sebastian
  • Sam Aarons
  • Bastian Langebæk
 3:44
7."Chasing Lights"
 3:30
8."Keep Me Coming Back"
 3:12
9."Something"
 3:08
10."Stay in Bed"
  • Sebatian
  • Campbell
  • Maxwell Bidstrup
 3:35
11."Exclusive"
  • Sebatian
  • Sakr
 3:56
12."Reprise"
  • Sebatian
 4:33
Total length:44:15

Notes

  • "Reprise" is a piano/acoustic version of Sober.

Conscious Tour[edit]

On 6 September, Sebastian announced the Conscious Tour, saying: "The Conscious album has been a labour of love and to be able to translate it on a live stage is really exciting! The sound of this album has also inspired me to explore different interpretations of previous songs, giving them a new life for 2017."[6][7]

Sebastian stated that this tour will be "his most challenging yet" due to the album's heavy production and the difficulty in translating it to a live setting. Sebastian also stated that this tour will be a "reasonably stripped-back".[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 4
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[10] 9

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia 3 November 2017[11][12] Digital download, CD Sony Music Australia 88985487452

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Benfield, Haydon (10 November 2017). "Album Review: Guy Sebastian – Conscious". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b David (23 November 2017). "DAVID REVIEWS GUY SEBASTIAN'S 'CONSCIOUS'". auspOp. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Sanders, Leigh (7 December 2017). "Album review: Guy Sebastian - Conscious". Star and Express. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  4. ^ "New single Bloodstone OUT NOW!". Facebook. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. ^ "SinglesAccreds2018". www.aria.com.au. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  6. ^ "Guy Sebastian 'Conscious' Tour". Qpac. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Guy Sebastian New Single 'High on Me' Out Now + Album Announce + Tour Announcement". Sony Music Australia. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Guy Sebastian's upcoming tour will be his most challenging yet". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  9. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  10. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Conscious by Guy Sebastian". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Conscious by Guy Sebastian CD". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 10 September 2017.